Leinebjørnen from Frøystadskaret


Estimated net time 1-1½ hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water, but the water from lake Svartevatnet is OK to drink.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (February 2014).
Parking Room for several cars along road 654.
Start height 50 metres
Vertical metres 260 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 3.3 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Leinebjørnen trail head at Frøystadskaret.
  Start of path to Leinebjørnen from just below Svartevatnet.


From the junction between roads 61 and 654 on the island Gurskøya, approximately 18.7 km south on road 61 from the ferry port at Hareid:

- Drive 6.0 km and turn right towards Fosnavåg.

- Drive 5.0 km and turn left towards Fosnavåg.

- Drive 300 metres and park on the left hand side of the road.

Start your walk by crossing the road and walk 70 metres to the left (towards Fosnavåg). Enter a gate a follow a path 160 metres up to a gravel road. Turn right when you get to the gravel road and follow it 300 metres uphill, to just before some large water tanks. Turn right onto a path, through a wooden gate, and then follow the path north and then north-east up to a cairn. From here continue 150 metres north, and then a few metres west to the summit, which is marked by a trigonometric point marker located on the ground.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



01. February 2014

Hike #4 this Saturday, and Arnt's last hike together with me. Another easy one, and another enjoyable walk in good company. Next on the agenda was Rauddalshornet.

Photos 01.02.2014